Genre: Comics, Superheroes
Paperback, 473 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2013 by Perfect Edge (first published 2013)
A vast, homogenized city patrolled by heroes and populated by adoring masses. A pulp fiction fortress of solitude for crime-fighting team the Equalizers, led by new recruit Southern Cross – a lifetime away from the rain-drenched, dystopic metropolis of Melbourne. Who, then, is killing the great Capes of Heropa? In this paired homage to detective noir from the 1940s and the ’60s Marvel age of trail-blazing comic books, Andrez Bergen gloriously redefines the mild-mannered superhero novel.
About the author:
Andrez Bergen is an expat Australian writer, journalist, DJ, photographer and ad hoc beer and saké connoisseur who’s been entrenched in Tokyo, Japan, for the past 11 years.
He published noir/sci-fi novel ‘Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat’ in 2011 and the surreal fantasy ‘One Hundred Years of Vicissitude’ through Perfect Edge Books in 2012.
In 2013 look out for ‘The Condimental Op’ (a collection of short stories, comics and articles on music and Japan) and Bergen’s next novel, the comic book/noir ‘Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?’, both through Perfect Edge.
Bergen has published short stories through Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, Snubnose Press, ‘Pulp Ink 2’, Another Sky Press and Solarcide, and worked on translating and adapting the scripts for feature films by Mamoru Oshii, Kazuchika Kise and Naoyoshi Shiotani.